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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Cryptantha||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Cryptantha micromeres (A. Gray) Greene
Habit: Annual 5--50 cm; slender. Stem: branches generally throughout; short-rough-hairy, hairs spreading. Leaf: basal rosette generally well developed; 1--4.5 cm, linear to oblong, short-bristly, hairs abaxially sparse, bulbous-based. Inflorescence: in 1s to 4s, slender; bracts 0; pedicel generally 0. Flower: calyx < 1 mm, 1--1.5 mm in fruit, +- dense-spreading-hairy, +- late-deciduous, lobes lance-ovate, tips constricted, together, margins ciliate, midvein +- thickened, dense-strigose and spreading-bristly, some bristles hooked at tip; corolla late-deciduous, limb +- 0.5 mm diam, appendages 0. Fruit: nutlets 4, 0.7--1 mm (1 +- > others), triangular-ovate, +- brown, generally shiny, margin rounded, base truncate, tip acute, +- larger 1 +- smooth, 3 smaller tubercled, white-papillate; abaxially low-rounded, ridge 0; adaxially biconvex, attachment scar edges +- raised, abutted to narrow-gapped entire length, triangular-forked-gapped at base; axis generally to nutlet tips.
Ecology: Open sites, disturbed, coarse soils, chaparral, woodland, burns; Elevation: < 1350 m. Bioregional Distribution: n&c SNF, CW (exc SCoRI), SW; Distribution Outside California: Baja California. Flowering Time: Mar--Jul
Synonyms: Eritrichium micromeres A.Gray; Krynitzkia micromeres (A.Gray) A.Gray; Johnstonella micromeres (A.Gray) Hasenstab & M.G.Simpson
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley, Michael G. Simpson & Kristen E. Hasenstab-Lehman
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Previous taxon: Cryptantha micrantha var. micrantha
Next taxon: Cryptantha microstachys
Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley, Michael G. Simpson & Kristen E. Hasenstab-Lehman 2016. Cryptantha micromeres, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=21263, accessed on May 25, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 25, 2016.